Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work. The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council have a rare opportunity for a Regulatory Services Officer (Trading Standards) to join the Regulatory Services team on a 1 Year FTC basis; this team offers flexible working patterns, a friendly and enthusiastic team environment and a varied work portfolio.
Trading Standards in Southend’s Regulatory Services team provide a wide range of complex Regulatory Services duties including taking lead responsibility for statutory functions involving projects / inspection programmes / major or complex investigations / supervising other staff members / regional coordination work / SBC corporate projects (business partnerships etc). You will provide specialist advice and support to colleagues across the Council and to members of the public on Trading standards and its control in delivering the Council’s 2050 vision. You will take a lead responsibility for undertaking statutory functions involving projects / inspection programmes / major or complex investigations as well as carry out follow up visits and enquiries within relevant premises as required. You will undertake a range of complex ‘out of hours’ inspection and enforcement duties including evenings (running into the early hours of the morning) and weekends in accordance with contracted hours / as required. To respond to and investigate complex Regulatory Services complaints and enquiries from the general public and businesses.
To be successful in this role, you will need previous experience of working within a multi-disciplinary trading standards service and have practical and technical knowledge and skills relating to Trading Standards. It is essential that the applicant be a qualified Trading Standards officer. Please note that this position requires a full enhanced DBS.
Skills & experience
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
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